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  • Writer's pictureKim York

The Dominican Republic: More Than Just Resorts


When many people think of the Caribbean, they think of great resorts, Jamaica, and Cuba. But what they don't realize is that the most popular destination in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic.


The Dominican Republic is on an island that is shared with Hispaniola and Haiti, and it sees over 6 million visitors a year. This results in 2 million more than Cuba. This Caribbean destination has a lot more to offer visitors than your run-of-the-mill resort. The Dominican Republic has so much more.



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Here are some great things to see on your trip to D.R.



Scenic Locations And National Parks



Lake Enriquillo


Lake Enriquillo is the only saltwater lake throughout the Antilles.

It is located in the center of the Parque Nacional Isla Cabritos and is a haven for wildlife. It is one of the largest natural reserves for the American crocodile.



Lake Enriquillo

Eastern National Park


This World Heritage Sites is one of the largest marine parks in the Caribbean.


Rhinoceros iguanas, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and manatees are just some of the fantastic wildlife that visitors will get to experience when they visit Eastern National Park.




Bahia de las Aguilas and Jaragua National Park


The picturesque turquoise waters that line this 6-mile stretch of beach is best accessed by boat from the small village of La Cueva.


Its' marine life and incredible views will make for memories that you couldn't possibly forget anytime soon.



Jarabacoa


Jarabacoa is best known as an area ripe for ecotourism and the location of the Dominican Republic's only whitewater river, the Rio Yaque del Norte.


The terrain, rivers, and waterfalls make it perfect for adventurous activities like hiking, climbing, and mountain biking.



Jarabacoa


Samana Peninsula and Bay


This peninsula and bay are lined with beautiful mangroves, caves, rock formations, and one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. It is also home to the Parque Nacional Los Haitises.


Marine life is present in this area year-round, including mother humpback whales giving birth in January and February.



Ready to explore the wonders of the Dominican Republic?


Whether you're seeking breathtaking landscapes, thrilling adventures, or serene beaches, Journey to Discover Travel, LLC can make your dreams a reality. Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable journey to this Caribbean gem!

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